APPSC Group - II Mains

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Subject : Daily Latest News Jan 09, 2022.

National : 

  1. National Statistical Office (NSO), India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to grow 9.2% in the financial year 2021-22. 
  2. Study on Maya Civilization
  3. The body of Nobel Peace Prize winning Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu underwent aquamation in Cape Town. Aquamation is a green alternative to traditional cremation methods.
  4. New study on Children Asthma, traffic-related air pollutants accounts for around 2 million new cases of paediatric asthma, from Mumbai to Los Angeles.
  5. ECI enhanced election expenditure from the existing Rs 20 lakh to Rs 28 lakh and from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 40 lakh, in respective states and Union territories.
  6. In case of parliamentary constituencies, limit has been increased from the current Rs 54 lakh to Rs 75 lakh, and from Rs 70 lakh to Rs 95 lakh.
  7. The external affairs ministry and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) signed an agreement for second phase of the Passport Seva Programme (PSP-V2.0). 
  8. The Assam Government recently signed an agreement with the National Dairy Development Board. 

Jal shakti Awards : 

  1. Uttar Pradesh was awarded the first prize. Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu were awarded the second and third prizes.
  2. Muzzafarnagar of Uttar Pradesh was presented the “Best District”.
  3. In the North Zone, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar of Punjab was awarded the best district.
  4. Thiruvananthapuram: South Zone
  5. Indore, Madhya Pradesh: West Zone
  6. East Champaran, Bihar: East Zone
  7. Goalpara, Assam and Siang, Arunachal Pradesh: North East ZoneThe Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is going to organise “Start-up India Innovation Week” during January 10-16, 2022. 
  8. The AgFunder and Omnivore, a capital released the “India AgriFood Startup – Investment Report”. 
  9. External Affairs Minister of India Dr S Jaishankar and Indonesia’s foreign minister Retno Marsudi discussed issues including the Aceh and Andaman Nicobar Island connectivity recently.


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